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The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In a classic storyteller's voice, Newbery Honor recipient Marion Dane Bauer tells a tale of friendship, family, and fitting in that recalls The Doll People, Rumer Godden, and Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.

Rose is a wild child. She doesn't care what her mother or teacher or schoolmates say—she does what she wants. When she finds a delicate china doll in the attic, she take
ebook, 128 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Overall Review: The Very Little Princess: Rose’s Story is the sweetest little princess story! What little girl doesn’t secretly wish she is a princess…or wish that her dolls are real and can talk to her! Of course, Rose doesn’t actually wish that—this little princess isn’t a sweet and loving doll come to life to help Rose! Instead, ‘Princess Regina’ is all thorns and prickles, but Rose loves her! They have all sorts of sweet adventures together such as dancing in the moonlight, exploring the woo ...more
Ugh. I reviewed this book for Isabelle and she was excited to read it, but it was boring. The main character lied to her mother, irresponsibly lost a small doll that was alive and called other girls in her class names. There wasn't a story line and there wasn't an ending. Not my kind of book.
Now you know I love me a children's book, and I had high hopes for this offering from Newbery Honor- winning author Bauer. It was even more charming and well-written than I had hoped, hitting the theme of childhood magic that evaporates as we grow right on the nose. Lovely!
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Even though I had decidedly mixed feelings about The Very Little Princess, I guess I can't not at least look at this.
It's just okay. I can see how a young elementary school student would be interested in a tiny doll that comes to life that is a bit of a brat, but I don't have much to say.
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Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than eighty books for young people, ranging from novelty and picture books through early readers, both fiction and nonfiction, books on writing, and middle-grade and young-adult novels. She has won numerous awards, including several Minnesota Book Awards, a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for RAIN OF FIRE, an American Library Association Newbery Honor Aw ...more
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